Rugby. The great action of Provale for sport-health and breast cancer awareness

Romain Bézian (Colomiers Rugby), Thomas Dubois (Colomiers Rugby) and Jean Thomas (Colomiers Rugby) responded to the invitation from Provale and smoking posed it with Magali and Christelle from the Association Jeune & Rose (Télététon). (©DR)

Defend the health players, here is one of the major credos advocated by Proval. The union of professional rugby players has decided to invest in the sport-healthand it is for this reason that on September 17, he co-organized, with the association Les RUBieS, a special day at the CREPS in Toulouse.

Several Colomiers players responded present (Thomas Dubois, Jean Thomas, Romain Bézian), just like women from Stade Toulousain, but also the former international patrick tabacco (18 selections) Emile Ntamack (46 selections), godfather of the day, or the former winger David Bertysuffering from multiple sclerosis and who testified about his intense practice of sport and his crazy challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro.

The players of the Stade Toulousain, in the company of Patrick Tabacco, very involved during the breast self-examination workshop offered by Provale with the association Jeune & Rose (Télététon).
The players of the Stade Toulousain, in the company of Patrick Tabacco, very involved during the breast self-examination workshop offered by Provale with the association Jeune & Rose (Télététon). (©DR)

Adapted sports workshops and breast self-examination

On the menu, dice conferences expected by medical experts on sports and health research. By following, the many people present were able to try various adapted sports workshops rugby, basketball, fencing or Kinball. The members of the RUBieS (association present in several cities in France, including Toulouse Editor’s note) as well as nursing staff were there to supervise all of this.

A workshop run by the association Jeune & Rose (Télététon) raised awareness on breast self-examination in order to decelerate the symptoms of breast cancer as quickly as possible which affects, and few people are aware of it, both women and men. “I learned a lot today and in particular that breast cancer can also affect men. Prevention is better than cure. As soon as I can, in the future, I will try to raise awareness among the women and men I meet,” said Émile Ntamack.

22,000 euros presented at an auction

“At Provale, we are convinced that rugby players must give more meaning to individual action by placing themselves at the heart of an environment on which they will act positively”, chained the president of Provale Robins Tchale -Attention. “Practicing adapted sport will greatly improve the chances of recovery and I invite as many women as possible to get closer to the RUBieS association in their city”, commented Patrick Tabacco.

In the evening, an auction and a raffle raised more than 22,000 euros for the RUBieS association. A warm and successful day which made it possible to pay a sustained tribute to Anne Pora, RUBieS player and medical student, who died of cancer prematurely at the age of 28.

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